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Unread 03-14-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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1995 ZJ needs new Transmission

Ive got myself i 95 ZJ and my transmission blew up on me so now im needing another one. Problem is i have to get a used one till i can get the old one rebuilt and i dont know what years are compatible with the 42RE with the OBD1 wiring harness on it.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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I believe you need one from 93-96. But since the 42re is dead anyway, have you considered a AW4 swap?
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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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I might later down the road. Im just keeping it simple and cheap right now.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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Oh does the fact that 96's are on OBD2 mean that the wiring has different plugs?
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Unread 03-15-2014, 09:50 AM   #5
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According to car-part.com that is a split model year. You will need to know your build date for a proper fit.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
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i think it was built around october 1994.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #7
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trans problem

you have a 4.0 I6, then it is a 42re...if you have a 5.2, they came with the 46rh...you can get a copy of your build sheet free from chrysler the link is in forums. when you have enough for replacement, forget rebuilt, go for remanufactured...not much difference in price, but all the difference in the world for quality and durability
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:44 PM   #8
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i said it was the 42RE but i found out that the truck was built in Nov. 1994.
The only year i can look at for transmissions is 95.
I got what i needed now i just need to install it, wish me luck.
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Unread 05-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #9
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ok so my new used transmission was blown up. now im gonna have to get a rebuild kit and get it fixed. any places yall know i can get the places?
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Unread 05-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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ok so my new used transmission was blown up. now im gonna have to get a rebuild kit and get it fixed. any places yall know i can get the places?
I know you probably don't want to hear this now, but that's common with used 42RE transmissions. Safer and cheaper to swap in an AW4.

As for the parts kit, you might be better off having whoever rebuilds the transmission getting the parts. I looked at possibly rebuilding mine, but it takes a bunch of specialized tools, that would probably cost as much as the rebuild.
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Unread 05-11-2014, 02:37 PM   #11
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the problem with that is having to change out the wire harness as well. the AW4 was only put on the 93 zj. I was so lucky to have a 95 that was made during the end of 94 so i can only put another 95 trans in it without changing the harness.
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Unread 05-11-2014, 03:05 PM   #12
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the problem with that is having to change out the wire harness as well. the AW4 was only put on the 93 zj. I was so lucky to have a 95 that was made during the end of 94 so i can only put another 95 trans in it without changing the harness.
Well actually, you only have to attach 6 wires to the original harness to make it work like factory, no harness replacing. You could do even less if we wanted to shift manually.

I've got a 95 that also had a toasted 42RE. I put an AW4 in mine.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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ill look into it then. thanks for the info.
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